Two Languages with Lots of Vowels

Even Finnish and Italian are not the members of the same language family they both have lots of vowels. That’s why they have many same words with the different meanings. Some words even look alike and mean the same thing like liturgia, melodia, anatomia, aorta, numero etc.

I found one word which means the same, pronounce the same way but is written differently, that is kakka => cacca = poop.

Those words which are written the same way are hundreds. Here you see some of these.

Finnish

Meaning

Italian

Meaning

Pane

Imperative of the verb panna = put, set

Pane

Bread

Mela

Paddle

Mela

Apple

Navettaan

The illative of the noun navetta = barn; –aan the illative ending => into

Navetta

Shuttle

Suora

Straight

Suora

Nun

Tappo

Killing, immediate end of something; usual at the card game

Tappo

Cork, plug

Sulla

Informal form of sinulla, on you

Sulla

Su + La => sulla = on, up, about

Voi

On no!

Voi

You, plural

Muta

Mud

Muta

Changing

Vuoti

Imperfect of the verb vuotaa = run, flow

Vuoti

Vuoti the plural of the word vuoto = empty,

Pannalle

The allative of the noun panta = lace, ribbon; –lle the allative case ending => onto

Panna

Cream

Se

It, informal form for he or she pronoun

Se

If

Sano

Informal form of the verb sanoi which is the imperfect of the verb sanoa = say

Sano

Healthy

Elmo

A Finnish sketch character

Elmo

Helmet

Tuu

Informal form of the verb tule which is the imperative of the verb tulla = come

Tu

You, singular

With the table above you are able to translate these sentences which were on my GooglePlus forum:

1) Pane mela navetta(an).

2) Sulla suora tappo.

3) Voi, muta vuoti panna(lle).

4) Se sano Elmo tu(u)!

I asked on my Italian friends to guess what these four sentences do mean but they were too Italian centered to realize the point. These sentences are not their language but Finnish. 

Nice weekend to all without looking into the size of the nationality

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Tietoja Yelling Rosa

I desing home pages. In my spare time I read, write, play the guitar and hike. I have published three verse books in Finnish and recorded my songs. You can listen to them on YouTube. I have translated some of my poems on Yelling Rosa's Weblog. I also like to watch movies. Olen kiinnostunut lukemisesta, kirjoittamisesta, kitaransoitosta ja luonnossa vaeltamisesta. Olen julkaissut kolme runokirjaa ja laulujani on äänitteillä. Voit lukea runojani Yelling Rosan kotisivuilta ja kuunnella laulujani YouTubessa. Olen elokuvafriikki.
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